The wife of a man stabbed on a train at Forest Hill station by an attacker allegedly shouting “I want to kill a Muslim” has spoken out about the horrifying incident.

Kulsuma, wife of Muhammed-Askar, who suffered a punctured lung and stab wounds to his head, spoke about their ordeal from the family home in Wandsworth.  

She told the Evening Standard: “He was shouting go back to Syria and things like that.

“It was terrifying. The man lunged forward and stabbed my husband in the head first and then twice in the chest and then three times in the back.”

She added that doctors are worried about his sight because of the stab wounds near his eye.

The incident occurred on a train at Forest Hill on December 12 and the attacker allegedly used a “big kitchen knife”.

She said: “No one came to help us at first. My husband had been stabbed loads of times before anyone moved.

“I was in total shock and was holding him. A lady on the train who was a nurse helped.”

Mrs Ali, 39, described the nurse as a “hero” and said: “She was amazing. I need to say thank you — she has maybe saved his life.

“There was blood everywhere. I was in shock and I have not slept since.”

The couple have three children and his wife said he was a “brilliant father and husband”.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, possession of an offensive weapon and assault by battery. 

Following the assault, a group of young muslims have been handing out roses at Forest Hill station to “spread peace”.

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